Whip up this easy homemade Greek salad dressing in just minutes for authentic Greek flavor with most ingredients found in your pantry.

Then make a big bowl of Chopped Greek Salad with Avocado to enjoy with this zesty dressing!

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You Will Love This Greek Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe!

With just the right hint of lemon and garlic, this Greek dressing comes together in 5 minutes in a mason jar (if you have one) or any container with a lid. It will truly leave you craving more salad!!

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I use this Greek salad dressing recipe 99.9% of times on any dish that I want to add Greek flavor, such as this Greek salad skewers. It has the perfect balance of lemon, garlic, and oregano. It stores really well in the refrigerator for up to one week.

The best part is you can use it over and over on green salads, quinoa salads, or pasta salads. Try it over our orzo pasta salad.. Pretty much any type of salad that requires some type of Greek dressing recipe or Greek vinaigrette.

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Greek Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Fresh lemon
  • Garlic
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Greek Salad Dressing Recipe

  • Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or a container with a tight lid. Cover and shake vigorously until combined. Taste for salt and pepper. Store up to one week in the refrigerator.

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Homemade Greek Dressing Variations

Customize this Greek dressing to your taste with these variations:

  • Dijon mustard: This adds extra depth and a satisfying tang.
  • Seasonings: Incorporate additional herbs and spices such as onion powder, garlic powder, dried basil, and dill weed for a bolder savory flavor.
  • Red pepper flakes: Add a teaspoon or so of red pepper flakes for a kick of heat.
  • Lemon zest: For a burst of freshness, add zest from a lemon.

How to Store Homemade Greek Dressing

This greek dressing will easily last for up to one week in the fridge. I have stretched out the dressing to almost two weeks and it was totally fine.

Greek Vinaigrette Recipe FAQs

Greek vs Italian Dressing

There are many variations of the two dressings. However, Greek dressing typically features olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and Mediterranean herbs like dried oregano.

Meanwhile, Italian dressing commonly contains a mixture of olive oil, vinegar, and flavor enhancers common in Italian cuisine such as salt, pepper, and garlic.

Is Greek vinaigrette good for you?

Greek dressing is low in saturated fat and is a good source of healthy omega-3 fats thanks to the olive oil and offers anti-inflammatory properties thanks to the garlic and herbs. As a result, it is often considered a healthy salad dressing option.

Favorite Recipes with Greek Dressing Recipe

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Greek Vinaigrette Recipe

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  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Greek


Whip up this easy homemade Greek salad dressing in just minutes for authentic Greek flavor with most ingredients found in your pantry.


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Yields: 1/2 cup

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed with side of your knife then peeled*
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3 pinches of salt
  • 1015 grinds black pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to a mason jar or any type of container with a lid. (I love this all-in-one dressing shaker). Cover and shake vigorously until combined. Adjust salt and pepper as needed.
  2. Cover and store in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Stir before serving.


*the garlic flavor gets stronger the longer the dressing sits, so if serving the dressing immediately, you can add minced or pressed garlic, otherwise, smashed garlic works great here as it gradually flavors the dressing


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 129
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 292.1 mg
  • Fat: 14.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg